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Hurricane Sandy

The Christie Tracker Podcast

Presidential Politics, Ethics Reform and Sandy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Christie may have decided it's better to wait on a campaign announcement, and in the meantime, he's got some Hillary-style email problems of his own.

The Takeaway

Novelist Richard Ford on 'Let Me Be Frank With You'

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford discusses his latest novel in the Frank Bascombe series. Ford explains what he’s learned from his most famous character.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Richard Ford's Favorite Character Deals with the Aftermath of Sandy in Fiction

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In the novelist's new collection of stories, Let Me Be Frank with You, he brings back his protagonist Frank Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Making Waves: Hurricane Sandy Two Years Later, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, and Wonder Woman

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Adam Sobel on Hurricane Sandy, Margaret Brown on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and Jill Lepore on Wonder Woman.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Was Climate Change Responsible for Hurricane Sandy?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Atmospheric scientist and Columbia University professor Adam Sobel discusses whether Hurricane Sandy was a freak event or a harbinger of things to come.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Shaun Donovan on Rebuild By Design

Thursday, April 03, 2014

New York City is set to launch the proposals for the post-Sandy Rebuild by Design project. Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, discusses the project and what comes next to help the area recover -- and prevent the next disaster.

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WNYC News

Does Chris Christie Owe Hoboken $700,000?

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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A WNYC investigation shows the city was shortchanged in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, with towns less devastated awarded far more in emergency funds. Worst of all, Hoboken isn’t alone.

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WNYC News

Zero Homes Repaired. 19,920 to Go

Friday, February 28, 2014

More than a year after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of New York City, not a single home here has been rebuilt or repaired with housing aid provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Sandy federal aid bill.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christie's Sandy Recovery Problem

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Andrea Bernstein, senior editor for Politics and Policy at WNYC, explains why Chris Christie is sticking by Port Authority chair David Samson, and Matt Katz, New Jersey Public Radio and WNYC reporter, explains how the slow distribution of Sandy aid money is dogging Chris Christie's reputation and further damaging his chances to be the GOP presidential nominee in 2016.

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WNYC News

Cuomo Pushes More Homeowners to Leave Flood Zones

Monday, November 18, 2013

Governor Cuomo expanded a program to de-populate the state's most vulnerable flood zones by offering buyouts to 129 homeowners in Staten Island. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fire Island Breach

Monday, November 18, 2013

Will James, freelance journalist for The Wall Street Journal, contributor to The Atlantic, and author of the piece On Long Island Coast, An Unexpected Gift From Hurricane Sandy, discusses the breach in Fire Island caused by Sandy and the unexpected consequences and dispute about what to do about it.

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WNYC News

Council Roots for Bill to Block Wage Theft from Sandy Recovery Workers

Friday, November 15, 2013

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New York City Council and labor advocates are urging the city government to include job-related information from contractors into the Sandy Recovery Tracker, an online system that the city is building to monitor the usage of federal funds for Sandy relief.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Building Human Infrastructure in the Rockaways

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In the year since Sandy, affected neighborhoods have started to rebuild, but also prepare for their response to the next storm.  Jaime Jordan, one of the founders of Rockaway Help, talks about the work she and her neighbors are doing in the Rockaways to build up social infrastructure as a key part of disaster response.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

One Year After Sandy: Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It's one year since Hurricane Sandy battered the region. WNYC editor Matthew Schuerman and reporter Janet Babin discuss where we've been over the last year, including things that have changed and things that haven't but should. Plus, your calls: What lessons did we learn over the last year, and what comes next? Call 212-433-9692 or post below.

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The Takeaway

The Lasting Emotional Damage in Hurricane Sandy's Hardest Hit Community

Friday, October 25, 2013

As we approach the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, we check in with Jim O’Grady, a reporter for The Takeaway's partner WNYC, who has been covering stories of emotional trauma and resilience from Ocean Breeze, Staten Island, a community that lost more lives than any other during the hurricane.

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WNYC News

International Relief Charity Opens First U.S. Clinic in Rockaways

Monday, September 23, 2013

The relief group Doctors of the World, which operates in war torn nations like Syria, Mali and Somalia is opening its first U.S. clinic, in the Rockaways. The organization provided aid immediately following Sandy and decided to set up a brick and mortar medical clinic in Rockaway Beach, Queens.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Beach for Lower Manhattan: Good Idea?

Thursday, August 01, 2013

On Monday, Mother Jones reporter Kate Sheppard was on The Leonard Lopate Show to talk about how coastal communities along the East Coast – including New York City - are adapting to rising sea levels and the ongoing threat of repeated floods. In her article “Under Water,” Sheppard wrote that, although Hurricane Sandy might have been a “100-year flood,” city officials have been repeatedly warned that global warming and rising water levels leave New York increasingly susceptible to major amounts of flooding.

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WNYC News

Red Cross Reversed Eligibility for Sandy Aid, Watchdog Says

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hundreds of Sandy victims may be denied access to thousands of dollars in Red Cross funds because of a change in the eligibility requirements made without their knowledge, a watchdog group claims.

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Schoolbook

Challenging School Year Comes to a Close

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

By midday Wednesday the school year officially will be out for summer. And, while educators say each year has its highs and lows, many concede the 2012-2013 year was especially packed with challenges.

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Schoolbook

Rockaway Students Create Post-Sandy Documentary

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sixth graders at the Scholars' Academy in the Rockaway's now have a permanent record of their experiences following Sandy: a documentary they produced with the help of professional teaching artists.

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